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Akron’s Mayor Honored for his Support of the Performing and Visual Arts


Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in partnership with The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) presented Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic with the 2014 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of 100,000 or more. The award was presented today at the USCM Winter meeting in Washington, DC.

"Extensive art and cultural programming has helped bring our City to life,” noted Mayor Don Plusquellic. “Just as importantly, we help our young people by exposing them to those free arts programs, workshops, and performances, knowing that many of them might not otherwise get to experience these activities. These encounters make big impressions on our young, foster their artistic nature, and allow them to follow their dreams.”

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